I completed a BSc (Hons) in Biology at the University of Oviedo (2013-2017), where I worked on projects exploring how different species evolve and diversify. During this time I also studied the effect of climate change in alpine plant populations from the Picos de Europa National Park.
In 2017 I joined the Max Planck for Plant Breeding Research to study the natural variation of the hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta).
After my time in Germany, I moved to the UK and read an MSc by Research in Biological Sciences at Durham University. My MRes project aimed to build a time-calibrated phylogeny and solve the branching pattern of the order Procellariiformes (albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels…) using genome-wide data. I also had the opportunity to explore whether different substitution rates product of disparities in body size and life-history traits were biasing phylogenetic inference. These results are being prepared for publication.
Before joining Oxford in 2019 I worked for a few months under the supervision of Professor Nick Barton at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria. Most of my worked involved population genomic analyses of a hybrid zone.
- NSF Travel Grant - ‘Species delimitation’ workshop at the University of Michigan (2020)
- St John’s College Studentship Award (2019 - ongoing)
- University of Paris Saclay. ‘Data and Models in Ecology and Evolution’ Travel Grant (2019)
- Best student paper award (talk). Pacific Seabird Group Meeting 2019. Kauai, Hawaii, USA (2019)
- Smithsonian Institution Bursary (2019)
- NERC award to attend the ‘Taxonomy and phylogenetic methods’ short course at the NHM London (2018)
- Ustinov College, Durham University Travel Award (2018)
- Max Planck Society Internship Award (2017)
- Excellence in Evolutionary biology, Genetics and Biogeography. University of of Oviedo (2014, 2015 and 2016)